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Drop Forged Boot Knife

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Snakebreaker, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    Same #.
     
  2. Snakebreaker

    Snakebreaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Because I have the hemp and plasti dipped handle, I'm not going to mess with trying to strip that finish, but if anyone else gives it a shot, I would love to see if it just removes that top grey/silver/bronze or if it also removes the black coating underneath as well.

    52100 patinas like a boss with heavy use. If it strips off the top and bottom coating, I could definitely go for a fully stripped dagger.
     
  3. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    499
    Aug 3, 2017
    I would think the blade could look good stripped and polished. It would rust pretty easy, but heck I remember when stainless steel was just a dream and you had to actually take care of the knife(got some nice patina's too) just like my guns at the time. Just picked up a Forged Bowie for $19.99, might think about trying to strip and polish the blade.....
     

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